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Can I Sue a Doctor For Failing to Refer Me to a Specialist?

Can I Sue a Doctor For Failing to Refer Me to a Specialist?

When someone has a medical issue, they often first see their primary physician. Oftentimes, and fortunately, the visits end there. The doctor figures out what’s ailing the patient, prescribes the patient medication, and the patient recovers in a matter of days or weeks. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and sometimes, patients have underlying conditions that physicians are simply not experts in. When this happens, it is the physician’s duty to refer the patient to a specialist who can best treat the patient’s medical condition. When doctors fail to refer patients to specialists, their medical conditions often only get worse, and such a failure to take appropriate action can sometimes even result in death. If you are someone who was recently the victim of medical malpractice, you must continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I win a medical malpractice claim?

If you are someone who believes you are the victim of medical malpractice, you will first have to hire an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney. Our firm will have to gather and present various forms of evidence to prove that the physician in question owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care by failing to refer you when you needed it, and that your medical condition worsened and you suffered significant damages as a result. This is often easier said than done, as doctors will frequently appoint aggressive legal counsel to combat your claim. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal. All you have to do is ask.

How long will I have to sue a doctor for medical malpractice in Maryland?

After an incident of malpractice, individuals will have to file a medical malpractice claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is, generally, three years, meaning the wrongly injured will generally have three years from the date of an incident to sue the party responsible. Do not make the mistake of waiting any longer than three years to sue, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from doing so.

CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MARYLAND FIRM

If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.

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